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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Dec 11, 2007 8:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Posting whole song lyrics

Rob.
I understand and respect your point of view. If the concensus opinion is against posting lyrics, I will cease and desist from posting whole song lyrics, forthwith. I have been guilty of posting lyrics to illustrate a point or to articulate my view in a much more elegant fashion than I possibly could. Usually, when I don't post a comment with the lyric, its because I thought the lyric spoke for itself. I know it doesn't always work, but I carried on regardless in the thought that, at least, a well written, meaningful lyric went a little way to balancing the mindless posts.
I enjoy poetry and, to me, some song lyrics are poetry, so I'm afraid I would have to accede to those, who wish to post a lyric because they deem it to have value.
Case in point; Lazy Lightning, I'd always regarded it as a trippy pop song about unrequited love, but because AshesRising posted the words, I was interested to read them to see if I was missing something. Yesterday, I posted the lyric for John Lennon's Help because I thought it was the first lysergically inspired pop song to address the inner...shut up alan...ok boss...
Actually, you are right Rob. Its a lazy way of communicating a point of view and in future, I vow to endeavour to persevere.
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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 11, 2007 8:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Posting whole song lyrics

Alan - I'm just going to say this: the thing about a meaningful lyric is that it means different things to different people and even different things to the same person at different times. That's why I'd like to know what you intended by posting up the lyrics of a song. If the song has value to you tell me why, because I might not see it. I think I'm pretty far from trying to stop people posting about songs, on the contrary I think I'm encouraging it.

Discs in the post today by the way so I hope you get them soon. Let me know if they're ok - I didn't have time to do a proper quality check.